Kotex's first girls' booklet.
Read a Personal Products booklet for older girls, The Periodic Cycle (1938). See similar booklets on this site.
See also How shall I tell my daughter? and Personal Digest and read the whole booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940).
See a Kotex ad advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal Products (1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b. tampons (lower ad, 1981)
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Kotex Very Personally Yours
puberty & menstruation booklet, 1961 (revised 1972?) (complete)

Although this booklet bears a copyright of 1961, it promotes Kotex's New Freedom pad, which appeared in the early 1970s. That date agrees with the "872" that appears on the back cover so I suspect Kotex wanted to make sure its new super-duper beltless pad appeared before girls' eyes in an apparently revised edition,

This booklet bears similarities in style with two other editions of the booklet (1948 & the cover of the 1981 booklet.)

In spite of this being PERSONALLY yours, the cover is impersonal unlike some other Kotex booklets.

See two more versions of the booklet: 1948 & the cover of the 1981 booklet.
See many similar booklets on this site.
Kotex's first girls' booklet.

Below: The front cover of the two-color booklet, which measures
5 x 6 3/4" (12.7 x 17.1 cm). The back cover is blank except for "VPY 872" in the lower left corner, which probably indicates a revised edition in 1972.

NEXT: cover inside front cover 1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20 inside back cover
See also How shall I tell my daughter? and Personal Digest and
read the whole booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940). Whole list of such booklets.
first girls' booklet.

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